The British Education System


At Cambridge House we follow the English National Curriculum, a system of learning designed to foster curiosity and confidence along with imparting all the necessary skills and knowledge required to succeed in exams and evaluations.

Our curriculum is designed to facilitate understanding of the world and the challenges we face. English is the vehicular language of our school, and total immersion is achieved from the first day of school, in Early Years, although it is complemented with Spanish and French classes as the students progress through the school year.

The following table shows equivalencies between the British and Spanish education systems. Upon finishing year 11 our students recieve the accreditation for the Spanish Secondary title (ESO), while upon finishing year 13 they obtain the accreditation for the Spanish Bachillerato. For the rest of the courses there is no need to carry out any external homologation.

British systemKey StageAgesSpanish System
Nursery Foundation Stage 3-4 1er curso 2º Ciclo Educación Infantil
Reception Foundation Stage 4-5 2º curso 2º Ciclo Educación Infantil
Year 1 Primary Education KS1 5-6 3er curso 2º Ciclo Educación Infantil
Year 2 Primary Education KS1 6-7 1er curso Educación Primaria
Year 3 Primary Education KS1 7-8 2º curso Educación Primaria
Year 4 Primary Education KS2 8-9 3º curso Educación Primaria
Year 5 Primary Education KS2 9-10 4º curso Educación Primaria
Year 6 Primary Education KS2 10-11 5º curso Educación Primaria
Year 7 Secondary Education KS3 11-12 6º curso Educación Primaria
Year 8 Secondary Education KS3 12-13 1er curso Educación Secundaria
Year 9 Secondary Education KS3 13-14 2º curso Educación Secundaria
Year 10 Secondary Education KS4 14-15 3er curso Educación Secundaria
Year 11 Secondary Education KS4 15-16 4º curso Educación Secundaria
Year 12 Secondary Education KS5 16-17 1º Bachillerato
Year 13 Secondary Education KS5 17-18 2º Bachillerato